Remote Desktop Connection (RDC, also called Remote Desktop, formerly known as Microsoft Terminal Services Client, or mstsc) is the client application for Remote Desktop Services. It allows a user to remotely log in to a networked computer running the terminal services server.

The Remote Desktop client uses a open protocol (Remote Desktop Protocol) is a developed by Microsoft, which provides a user with a graphical desktop experience interface to another computer.

A client comes with every version of Windows since XP, though each has different versions of the client. Upgrades are available from Microsoft to update the client in older versions.

A shortcut is provided on the Start Menu in the default installation of these versions of Windows.

Application is located by default: %windir%\system32\

Screen shot:
Remote Desktop Connection

Screen shot of command line switches:
MSTSC Syntax

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